Auctions America's Car Specialist Team
Auctions America’ expert team of specialists boasts more than 140 years of combined experience in buying, selling, racing and restoring collector cars and motorcycles. This makes them uniquely qualified to advise on all aspects of the hobby. As active enthusiasts, their shared passion and extensive industry knowledge helps make Auctions America events the premier venue for both buyers and sellers.
A lifelong automotive enthusiast, Donnie Gould has more than 35 years of experience in the vintage automobile auction and restoration business. His vast knowledge of classic cars comes from his father Tiny Gould. Donnie learned about the hobby firsthand from one of the first full-time antique automobile dealers in the United States. Donnie joined the RM Auctions team in 2002 as a Southeast region car specialist and partner. Over the past decade, he has played an integral role in developing the company's Florida auction presence, generating impressive results at both the Fort Lauderdale and Amelia Island events. Donnie was appointed president of Auctions America in 2010 to oversee the company's ever-expanding auction calendar. In addition to leading the Auctions America team, he continues to play a significant role as a senior car specialist with its parent company, RM Auctions. Donnie has a strong familiarity with a wide range of classic automobile marques, with a specialization in Shelby Mustangs and high-performance Fords.
A lifelong car enthusiast, Megan Boyd joined the Auctions America team in 2012 as a car specialist following a decade long career in the classic car business. Having a "car guy" as a father and no brothers, Megan quickly filled the shoes of any son he could ever want, spending countless hours with him in the garage. Always feeling the need for speed, she began drag racing at age 14 around the Midwest. Upon completion of high school, Megan earned a dual degree in Public Relations and Journalism before returning to school to pursue a degree in automotive engineering. She has used these degrees to market, promote and write about her true passion: classic cars. Megan has a special affinity for hot rods and customs and enjoys touring in her custom 1953 Chevrolet Bel Air 'Black Beauty'. When she's not on the road attending car shows, Megan can be found at home tinkering in the garage on her Bel Air or one of her other favorite cars, early V8 Fords.
In 1998, Gord Duff joined RM Auctions, where he was responsible for the transportation and logistics of both the auction and restoration divisions. Over time, his role expanded to include managing the operational aspects of the design and execution of RM's North American auction events. Through these professional capacities, Duff fostered close relationships with clients and developed an extensive technical familiarity with virtually every vintage marque. Now a car specialist, Duff utilizes the knowledge he has acquired from his various roles at RM, as well as from growing up with his father, a car dealer for more than 50 years. A key player in Auctions America's car specialist team from its inception, Duff has a solid knowledge of and appreciation for a broad variety of collector cars, with a special affinity for pre-war classics, including Duesenbergs and Packards.
Cody Earlywine joined Auctions America as a car specialist in June 2011. The son of Brent Earlywine, Auctions America's lead auctioneer, Cody has been fully immersed in the Midwest's auction scene since his youth. An active enthusiast, his passion for the collector car hobby was born through early exposure to classic car auctions and regular attendance at various races and car shows across the country, including IndyCar, the Indy 500 and NASCAR, many of which he still attends today. As a specialist, Cody's expertise lies in American muscle and classic cars of the 1950s and 1960s.
Keith Koscak joined the RM Auctions team in 2009 as a car specialist and has been involved with Auctions America since its inception. A lifelong automotive aficionado, his passion for fine automobiles started early in life when a family friend allowed Keith to help prep collector cars for various shows and concours events around the country. Keith has been a familiar face at RM events since 2000, assisting with the line-up and deepening his knowledge of and experience with the auction business and collector car hobby. While he is most experienced with muscle cars, Corvettes, and 1950s and 1960s classics, his favorite automobiles range from pre-war classics to vintage race cars and Ferraris.
A Southern California native, Matt Malamut joined the Auctions America team in 2012 after growing up in the thriving west coast collector car scene. Son of an eclectic collector, restorer and automotive dealer, he is well versed in the principles of collecting and has developed a passion for making friends in the business, and most importantly, bridging the next generation of new, young enthusiasts to the hobby. Matt's expertise focuses on postwar American and European Classics, and oddly enough, Microcars, thanks to his father's collection. Growing up, Matt had the privilege of both owning and working on a 1969 Camaro Z11 Pace Car and a supercharged 1936 Desoto Rumble-Seat Custom Coupe. He has attended numerous concours and Cruise Nights over the years, his favorite car event being the Historic Races at Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, California. Matt's most memorable automotive experience was racing that same track at the Skip Barber Racing School.
Vinnie Mandzak joined Auctions America as a Car Specialist following more than 30 years' experience at Mercedes-Benz of Beverly Hills. During his tenure at Mercedes-Benz, Vinnie 'the Car Man' worked closely with Hollywood and Beverly Hills' finest, as well as coordinated the renowned "Classics for Charity" car show for 16 years. A lifelong automotive enthusiast, he is an active member of the Petersen Museum's Checkered Flag Club, the Mercedes-Benz Club of North-America, the Vintage Auto Racing Association and the American Motorcycle Association. He is also on the planning committees for the prestigious Rodeo Drive Concours d'Elegance and the Greystone Mansion Concours d'Elegance, of which Vinnie was one of the original founders. Beyond these activities, Vinnie nurtures a love for speed, regularly participating in a variety of off-road events in California's AMA District 37 series. His passion for racing saw him assume the position of race organizer for the 2010 Red Bull Catalina Grand Prix, a historic motorcycle racing event originally held from 1951 â€“ 1958. Beyond his affinity for Mercedes-Benz, Vinnie has a special appreciation for Smart cars, Microcars and vintage Corvettes.
Matt Traylor joined the Auctions America team in 2012 following a wide range of experience in the hobby. A passionate classic and collector car enthusiast, he began his career in the auction business in 1998 and has worked in the industry as a car specialist, auctioneer and ring man ever since. Most recently, Matt was a key sales team member with the Evans Toyota car dealership in Fort Wayne, Indiana. As a specialist, Matt's expertise lies in Ford Thunderbirds and Chevrolet Camaros.
Alexander Weaver joined Auctions America as a Car Specialist in 2011 after graduating from Furman University in South Carolina. Born into a car family with a fourth generation car dealership, Alexander grew up surrounded by collectible cars and was always encouraged by his father and grandfather to learn as much as possible about them. Noting that his father was always generous enough to share his car collection, Alexander says that driving and washing old cars are two of the most intimate ways to know a car. Thoroughly immersed in all aspects of the collector car hobby, Alexander easily fills his time with research and rallies, having recently participated in the Sarasota Exotic Car Rally and 34th Annual Bastille Day Tour with the Petersen Museum. With a broad knowledge of a variety of marques and eras, Alexander's passion and specialization lies in American and European sports cars including Shelby and Ferrari along with American muscle.